3 State Workers Become Ill After Opening Foreign Letter

July 19, 2018 AT 10:00 AM

Police say three state workers have been taken to a hospital after becoming ill in their Albany office when one of them opened a letter from a foreign country.

Albany police spokesman Steven Smith says the fire department’s hazardous materials team responded around noon Tuesday to the Department of State’s offices on the fifth floor of One Commerce Plaza, near the state Capitol in downtown Albany.

Smith says the person who opened the letter became ill and so did two co-workers. He says all three were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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